Celebrating our commitment to our communities

By Rob Arning

At KPMG, our values are at the heart of our culture. They guide us as we deliver solutions for our clients while using our knowledge, time and treasures to make a tangible difference in society. Core to our values is an emphasis on being committed to our communities.

Our latest Corporate Citizenship report, Citizenship in Action: Commitment and Impact highlights what KPMG is doing to empower its people to give back to their communities. The report showcases our impact as a firm and as individuals, and shares personal stories from select professionals who proudly volunteered their time to help others. Whether we are donating books to children and schools, raising money to support various causes, or volunteering to help those in need, our people are driven by values.

Also in the report, you’ll find clear measurements of our impact. For example, in 2018:

  • KPMG professionals donated $49M+ and 191,000 volunteer hours;
  • KPMG professionals also spent 24,500+ hours serving on boards of non-profit organizations;
  • We built upon our commitment to living green, with 80% of the firm’s electricity nationwide now generated from renewable energy sources;
  • We also built upon our commitment to lifelong learning, with nearly 50% of our Corporate Citizenship investments supporting the need to address workforce readiness and the skills gap among students in low-income communities;
  • We donated our four millionth book through KPMG’s Family for Literacy program.

We’ve built an inclusive and diverse culture that enables us to make an impact in all that we do. We encourage our people to channel their diverse backgrounds, experiences, opinions and passions into serving the causes that matter most to them and to their communities.

Our approach is to bring everything and everyone to the table – our educational programs, the organizations that collaborate with us, and our extraordinary people – to empower change and help make the world a better place.

Rob Arning is chairman of the KPMG Foundation and head of citizenship at KPMG.. For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact Brandon Hatler.

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